Valentine Vignette & Giveaway

Valentine's Day Décor Ideas

Valentine Vignette & Giveaway

I look for any excuse to switch up decor and accessories in my home. Now that my holiday decorations are packed away, I wanted to bring pretty back. Valentine’s Day is nearly here so I used it as my inspiration to create a romantic vignette in my bedroom.

I started with layering art:

flowers on canvas {just like my wedding bouquet} given to us from my parents as a gift,

a Valentine inspired piece I created ,

I placed those with an ikea print and three photos of my family.

Together, they look like this:

Then I dressed the table with:

my jewelry tree,

two love birds and some sparkle,

and topped it off with two of my favourites: fresh flowers and seashells.

I have to say, I love having so much pretty to wake up to every day!

Now for the fun part: I am hosting my first giveaway {of something I made} ever!

I would love to make a personalized Valentine piece like this {unframed} for one of you!

Leave me a comment as one entry. Tweet the link to this contest for another entry {leave me a separate comment saying you did}. Don't forget to leave me your email address!

Open to residents of Canada and the US. {please note that I can't guarantee arrival to the US before Valentine's Day though!}

Contest closes Friday, February 4th. Good luck!!

Check out some other amazing Valentine decor inspiration over at The Stories of A to Z.  Beth is hosting a Valentine Mantel Linky Party {also another first for me!}.


Metallic Ahhh

great metallic accessories from Urban Barn

Metallic Ahhh

I know that bronze may be taking over the design world again, and it is growing on me, but I think I will always be drawn to silver, nickel and chrome.

I recently went to Urban Barn for the first time and I fell in love with these metallic pieces. You know what else I love about Urban Barn? It is Canadian!

1. Metallic fruit $8.00
2. Mecca hammered oval vase $30.00
3. Kool bench $249.00
4. Postino mailbox $100.00
5. Mecca hammered bulb vase $40.00
6. Silver Circle Pendant Light $84.00

The bench is my absolute favourite! Which one do you love?


Honesuckle: My Happy Colour

Pink: it's not just for little girl's rooms anymore!

Honesuckle: My Happy Colour

I am in love....with the colour pink.

It has always been my favourite colour so I could not be more excited that Pantone chose Honeysuckle as its colour of the year for 2011.

I love this bright happy shade. Don’t you?

You can go all out...

{photo credits: pantone, homes and gardens, traditional home, paint quality, apartment therapy, baer home design, room envy, graham and brown}

...or you can introduce subtle touches of happy honeysuckle through the use of accessories

{photo credits: decorpad, nieman marcus {2}, floral essentials, lonny mag}

What do you think of Honeysuckle? Do you love it or hate it?